Tuesday 21 November 2017

Keegan finds a little extra to see off Bohs

Galway 1 Bohemians 0 (After extra-time) EA Sports Cup

Jake Keegan, right, celebrates with team-mate Cormac Raftery
Jake Keegan, right, celebrates with team-mate Cormac Raftery
Galway's Jason Molloy skips past a tackle from Anto Murphy, Bohemians
Keelon Dillon, Bohemians, looks for a way past Jake Keegan
Jake Keegan heads Galway United into the lead in extra time
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Jake Keegan's extra-time header saw Galway United got the better of Bohemians for the second time in three days at Eamonn Deacy Park to move into the semi-final of the EA Sports Cup.

This game was never going to live up the eight-goal thriller the sides served up last Friday but the hosts will welcome the win nonetheless.

Keegan headed the only goal four minutes into the first period of extra-time to give United their second win from three encounters against the Gypsies this term.

It was a tight first half but minutes before the break a last-ditch Alex Byrne tackle stopped Robbie Creevy to leave the teams deadlocked at 0-0 at the interval.

Jason Byrne went close for Bohs before Padraic Cunningham missed Galway's best chance in the 79th minute - Fitzgerald and Roberto Lopes cleared.

Bohs almost sneaked it in the 84th minute when Marc Griffin volleyed wide but it finished 0-0 in normal time.

Galway piled on the pressure in extra-time and Keegan finally goaled when he headed in a Jason Molloy cross in the 94th minute.

Galway United - Winn; Raftery, Sinnott, Walsh, Horgan; Shanahan (O Laoi 113), Byrne (Molloy 73), Connolly, Garcia (O'Leary 21); Cunningham, Keegan.

Bohemians - Delaney; Murphy, Lopes, Best, Fitzgerald; Dillon (Evans 67), Creevy, Mulcahy (Buckley 36), Moore (O'Brien 84); Byrne, Griffin.

Ref - P Sutton (Clare)

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